Press Releases By Date


Santa’s veterinarian visits North Pole for annual reindeer exam - 12/4/2017

Merck Animal Health announces increase in funding for Veterinary Student Scholarship Program - 11/13/2017

Michael Wilson joins the AVMA to lead convention and meeting planning - 10/24/2017

Scott MacKenzie joins AVMA to lead membership and field services - 10/24/2017

AVMA hires Mia Cary, DVM, as chief of professional development and strategic alliances - 10/24/2017

AVMA, AAVMC and AAVSB agree on Telehealth statement - 10/20/2017

AVMA LIFE Trust creates new relationships to better serve members - 10/19/2017

AVMA fellows receive placements in congressional offices - 10/12/2017

AVMA supports ‘Zero by 30’ campaign, part of World Rabies Day observance - 9/26/2017

After the disaster: Keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home - 9/11/2017

AVMA creates Pet Evacuation Kit for those in path of Hurricane Irma - 9/6/2017

AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - 8/31/2017

AVMA: Pet Nutrition Alliance calculator "a great tool for veterinarians and pet owners" - 8/17/2017

National Check the Chip Day a reminder to update pets’ microchip registry information - 8/11/2017

Dr. Duncan Lascelles receives 2017 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award - 8/8/2017

Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad awarded 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award - 8/8/2017

Dr. Darryl Millis receives 2017 AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research - 8/7/2017

Dr. Michael Lappin receives 2017 AVMA Clinical Research Award for Contributions to the Study of Infectious Disease - 8/7/2017

Dr. Michael L. Whitehair elected AVMA Board chair - 7/25/2017

Dr. Michael Q. Bailey begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Dr. Ronald E. Gill begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Dr. Jan Strother joins American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors - 7/25/2017

Incoming AVMA president to focus on veterinary leadership development, federal workforce shortages, One Health - 7/24/2017

Dr. John de Jong named AVMA president-elect - 7/24/2017

Two veterinarians announce candidacy for AVMA president-elect - 7/24/2017

AVMA develops handout to bring well-being activities into the clinical setting - 7/24/2017

Dr. Richard DeBowes receives 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Robert 'Kit' Flowers and Christian Veterinary Mission receive 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Dr. Kathleen Ruby receives 2017 AVMA President's Award - 7/24/2017

Renowned veterinary professionals, feline advocate recognized with 2017 AVMA awards - 7/23/2017

Dr. Andrew A. Clark awarded 2017 AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize - 7/23/2017

Dr. Valerie Ragan awarded 2017 AVMA Public Service Award for Leadership in Public Health and Education - 7/23/2017

Dr. L. Garry Adams awarded 2017 AVMA Award for Contributions to Advancement of Organized Veterinary Medicine - 7/22/2017

Dr. Bruce Kaplan receives 2017 AVMA Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Veterinary Profession - 7/22/2017

Dr. Johann Coetzee receives 2017 AVMA Animal Welfare Award for achievements in pain assessment and pain management - 7/21/2017

Joan Miller receives 2017 AVMA Humane Award for contributions to feline welfare - 7/21/2017

AVMA launches journal app - 7/21/2017

Dr. Kent McClure joins the AVMA to lead advocacy efforts - 7/10/2017

Standardized Chart of Accounts benefits practice, pets and public health - 6/6/2017

AVMA names 2017-2018 congressional fellows - 5/22/2017

7 ways to love your pet this National Pet Week® - 5/4/2017

Angela Roberts joins the AVMA as chief marketing and communications officer - 5/2/2017

AVMA fly-in brings nearly 100 veterinary advocates to Capitol Hill - 5/2/2017

AVMA leads veterinary fight against antimicrobial resistance during World Veterinary Day April 29, 2017 - 4/29/2017

AVMA welcomes veterinary leadership at the U.S. Department of Agriculture - 4/24/2017

Two new members elected to the AVMA Board of Directors - 4/11/2017

AVMA behavior expert demonstrates top ways to keep children and community members free from dog bites - 4/6/2017

Partners for Healthy Pets unveils new reminder program to veterinary practices that re-engages inactive clients and delivers the benefits of preventive healthcare - 4/2/2017

AVMA welcomes introduction of legislation to stop abuse of horses - 3/31/2017

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: National Dog Bite Prevention Week has moved to April 9-15 - 3/8/2017

AVMA applauds introduction of bill to increase access to veterinary care in underserved areas - 3/3/2017

AVMA launches programs to boost veterinary wellness and well-being - 2/8/2017

Dr. Jeanette O’Quin receives the 2016 AVMA Animal Welfare Award - 1/17/2017

Dr. Jody Sandler, founder of autism service dog program, receives AVMA Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award - 1/17/2017

Harold Dates receives the 2016 AVMA Humane Award - 1/17/2017

Veterinary professionals recognized for their commitment to advancing animal welfare - 1/17/2017


​Santa’s reindeer cleared for flight after annual veterinary exam - 12/13/2016

New AVMA hotline, reputation management service help veterinarians fight back against cyberbullying - 12/5/2016

American Veterinary Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics issue joint statement on value of professional collaboration - 11/3/2016

Want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Tag along with a veterinarian. - 10/25/2016

5 ways to make Halloween safe for your pets - 10/19/2016

On World Rabies Day, AVMA provides tips to keep people, pets safe from deadly virus - 9/27/2016

With risk factors high, AVMA shares wellness resources for veterinarians during National Suicide Prevention Week - 9/7/2016

Dr. Michael J. Topper named AVMA president-elect - 8/29/2016

Dr. Stacy L. Pritt named AVMA vice president - 8/23/2016

Dr. Mark P. Helfat named AVMA Board chair - 8/23/2016

AVMA backs USDA efforts to end soring of horses - 8/18/2016

Are your cat’s stats up to date? Is your Chocolate Lab chipped? August 15 is National Check the Chip Day - 8/15/2016

Janet Donlin named executive vice president/chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association - 8/11/2016

Renowned veterinary professionals recognized with 2016 AVMA and AVMF awards - 8/9/2016

Incoming AVMA president to focus on inclusion, building unity and advocating for a robust future for the veterinary profession - 8/9/2016

Dr. Karen M. Bradley begins term on AVMA Board of Directors - 8/9/2016

Sen. Harry Reid receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award - 8/8/2016

Dr. Arthur V. Tennyson receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award - 8/8/2016

AAVMC receives 2016 AVMA President’s Award - 8/8/2016

Genetic testing for pets quickly catching up to its human counterpart - 8/8/2016

One Health gearing up to battle the most “wicked problems” in our universe - 8/8/2016

CDC responding to Zika virus in United States; ​Expert to speak at American Veterinary Medical Association Convention - 8/8/2016

America not chickening out on backyard poultry - 8/8/2016

Dr. Craig N. Carter receives the 2016 AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize - 8/7/2016

To Bee or Not to Bee…that is the question posed to today’s veterinarians - 8/7/2016

Winning the battle over Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - 8/6/2016

Dr. David L. Suarez receives the 2016 AVMA Public Service Award - 8/6/2016

Dr. Roger O. McClellan receives the 2016 AVMA Meritorious Service Award - 8/6/2016

Visionary leaders announced at veterinary convention - 8/6/2016

Veterinarians called on at annual convention to pay it forward when it comes to creating well-mannered pets - 8/4/2016

Dr. Susan M. Stover receives the 2016 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award - 8/1/2016

Dr. Andrea J. Fascetti receives the 2016 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award - 8/1/2016

Sen. Thad Cochran receives the 2016 AVMA Advocacy Award - 7/28/2016

AVMA 2015 senior survey examines the distribution of debt accumulated during veterinary college - 7/26/2016

Pokémon-GOing for a walk with your dogs? 5 steps to keep them safe - 7/22/2016

AVMA launches database of animal health studies - 7/12/2016

AVMA Convention set to be big and rich in opportunities - 7/8/2016

Nominations sought for at-large position on new AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials - 6/30/2016

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity recommends continued recognition of AVMA Council on Education by U.S. Department of Education - 6/24/2016

AVMA names 2016-2017 congressional fellows - 6/16/2016

Veterinarians: Active supervision, understanding dog’s body language key to preventing bites - 5/11/2016

AVMA-commissioned poster celebrates A Lifetime of Love and marks 35th anniversary of National Pet Week® - 4/29/2016

Pet health, safety and consumer flexibility at heart of AVMA testimony before House subcommittee - 4/29/2016

Participants from across the veterinary profession gather to identify ways to alleviate student debt - 4/26/2016